Planning and Urban Design Agency
Planning for the future of the City of St. Louis through effective measures of planning, design review, construction plan approval, code compliance, and housing assistance.
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Planning & Urban Design Agency
What we do
Along with long range planning, the Planning and Urban Design Agency has several regulatory functions. These include serving as staff for the Planning Commission and Preservation Board about specific projects and agenda actions.
Additionally, PDA staff develops and maintains many useful tools for planning and research. These include GeoStLouis, an online mapping tool primarily suited for researching property snapshots; Historic District maps and designations; and the Strategic Land Use Plan of the St. Louis Comprehensive Plan.
Working with other Federal and State agencies, PDA has developed tools for analysis of current Census data and Economic Indicators. The agency has developed a series of downloadable maps available for free to the public.
The City's Office of Sustainability is located within the Planning and Urban Design Agency. The City of St. Louis Sustainability Plan was adopted by the Planning Commission in 2013 as a Topical Plan for the City, and it guides the City's triple bottom line (economic-social-
Additionally, PDA supports numerous transportation efforts, and has developed a number of initiatives to encourage bicycle paths, urban trails, and other design concepts.
The vision of the Planning and Urban Design Agency (PDA) is to take a leadership role in creating opportunities for the City of St. Louis to continue to grow and sustain our diverse community that gives St. Louis its unique character.
The mission of PDA is to focus on planning for the future of the City of St. Louis through effective measures of planning, design review, construction plan approval, code compliance, and housing assistance.
"The (preparation) (funding) of this project report, map, document, etc., (is) (was) financed (in part) (wholly) through a grant from
the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Community Development Administration under the provision of Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974."
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News, Announcements and Notices
Public Notice: Proposed Amendment #21 of Strategic Land Use Plan (SLUP)
| Planning & Urban Design Agency,Planning Commission | 11/13/2020
Public Notice: Proposed Amendment #20 of Strategic Land Use Plan - SLUP
| Planning & Urban Design Agency,Planning Commission | 08/13/2020
Electric Vehicle Pilot Program Coming To St. Louis Senior Service Agency And Community Groups
St. Louis Vehicle Electrification Rides for Seniors (SiLVERS) to be implemented by advocacy group Forth
Press release | Office of the Mayor,Planning & Urban Design Agency | 07/30/2020
Public Notice: Proposed Amendment 19 of Strategic Land Use Plan
Proposed Amendment 19 of the Strategic Land Use Plan of the St Louis Comprehensive Plan will be considered at the July 1, 2020 Planning Commission mtg
Press release | Planning Commission,Planning & Urban Design Agency | 06/12/2020
New Programmatic Agreement Pending
Comments are solicited from interested parties concerning a new PA for the City to perform Section 106 for HUD-funded projects.
Press release | Cultural Resources Office | 12/11/2019
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